National Science Foundation Requirements Affecting Open Access
In January 2016, the National Science Foundation will establish requirements regarding NSF-funded scholarly articles and papers. NSF will require that either the version of record or the final accepted manuscript in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and papers in juried conference proceedings be deposited in a public access compliant repository designated by NSF and be made available for download, reading, and analysis free of charge no less than 12 months after initial publication. In its initial implementation, NSF has identified the Department of Energy's PAGES (Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science) as its designated repository. This requirement will apply to new awards resulting from proposals submitted, or due, on or after the effective date that will be established in January 2016.
Posted April 23, 2015